Brown/Blue Spotty

11 May 2011

You've Got Mail & Tuesday Stitching Group

I don't know about you but I love receiving mail ~ the real physical type.  Electronic mail, text messages etc are great too but there is always something quite special about mail that lands on your doormat.
Yesterday I arrived home to find these on my doormat ~ obviously not like this, they had been suitably attired in a handsome padded envelope for their journey across the pond!
Just look at what was inside that gorgeous oriental pouch!
I joined the scissor fob exchange over on the Friendly Stitchers Yahoo group and this is what I received from my partner Jillann.  Now, Jillann had a spot of bother with the mailing process and it was originally returned to her before it made it's way to me ~ but a happy ending!
I love the sweet design and the colours that Jillann has used, and aren't those scissors just the cutest?  Also included were three reels of HDF silk - Thank You so much Jillann!

I have heard that my package was received too ~ here is what I sent

I stitched Jillann's initial using a freebie alphabet on 40ct Antique White with Polstitches floss in Hedgerow and used the same thread for the cord.  A few crystals in matching shades were added to the bottom.
Jillann mentioned that she liked rabbits so having used a thread called Hedgerow it seemed appropriate to have a wee bunny on the back.
I included a few threads and also a pack of Cath Kidston tissues.  I was so pleased to hear that my exchange being received had brightened a gloomy day for Jillann.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Tuesday Stitching Group last night ~ catching up with peoples' news, both happy & sad. I worked a little more on my Sampler Lady ~ if I can work out how to get a photograph out of my phone I can show you a size comparison between my 1/1 version and that of the Lovely C who completed it over two.

Today is Wednesday ~ may seem obvious but I need reminding!  After the glut of Bank Holidays resulting in shorter working weeks I am having issues remembering where I am.
Till next time.



Lesleyanne said...

Lovely exchanges both sent and received. I think we all like to receive mail.

Christine said...

Both exchange gifts are lovely

Mouse said...

Morning :) receiving lovely mail is on par to going shopping for some stash :)lovely gifts :)and yes it it Hump day love mouse xxxx

Mylene said...

What lovely exchanges both sent and received.

Michelle said...

What lovely mail to receive x

Heather's Stitching Story said...

Totally lovely!

Sally said...

Lovely exchanges both sent and received. It is nice to get some lovely mail isn't it?

Gillie said...

Whew and you know why I'm saying that, lol! Lovely things and I agree, proper mail is excellent. Have the same problem with phone pics too!